Role of Medium Voltage Cables in India's Growth

Webinar Date: 24/11/2021
Webinar Time: 4.00 PM to 5.30 PM


Medium voltage (MV) cables are a vital component for generation and distribution networks. Cable products used in systems with voltage ranges up to 36kV are classified as MV.
In medium voltage cable systems efficiency can be measured by how we minimize the losses. As the voltage is increased in a system the losses of electricity, as it is transmitted down the line, are in turn minimized. As traditional power generation sources start to be replaced or require to operate simultaneously with renewable or clean energy sources, the impact and demand for reliable generation with high output ratios becomes even more important.
India medium voltage cable market is expected to grow at a brisk rate in the coming years on account of increasing electrification of remote areas and need to maintain power supply during natural disasters.

Another reason for the growing popularity of medium voltage is increasing inclination toward renewable energy, such as wind energy or solar energy, for reducing carbon dioxide emission which uses medium
voltage cable for providing electricity to end users. Traditional grids are being updated and the
government is investing in smart grid infrastructure, which is positively impacting the market growth. However, fluctuation in the prices of raw materials can act as an impediment for the market growth. India medium voltage cable market can be segregated based on type, voltage, product installation, end user and region. In terms of product installation, overhead is the preferred method of installation in remote or rural areas as it can be used to transmit power at low transmission and material cost. Also, it is easy to detect faults in transmission in an overhead installation. Medium voltage cable accessories range from 3.3kV to 33kV. These cable accessories are specially designed for stress control mechanism for enhanced product performance and to maintain high network reliability.

A considerable investment in the construction sector majorly drives growth of the India medium voltage cable accessories market, as growth of the construction sector directly increases demand for medium voltage cable accessories for new constructions. Moreover, increase in investments on infrastructure development by governments, surge in use of underground cables, industrialization, and increase in focus on sustainable ways of generating electricity are expected to boost the market growth.

Furthermore, a rise in government initiatives to make wire and cable industry self-reliant, growth in the adoption of e-mobility and surge in number of data centers are expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for the market. The India medium voltage cable accessories market is analyzed by product type, technology, industry vertical, and region. Based on product type, it is fragmented into cable joints, connectors, terminations, splice, and other product types. On the basis of technology, the market is segregated into heat shrink, cold shrink, and pre-molded terminations. By application, the market is divided into railways, construction, private utilities, cement, marine, government utilities, oil & gas, healthcare, fertilizer, steel, and others. Hence, it is of utmost importance to create awareness about Medium Voltage cables amongst all the stakeholders. ICA India conducted the webinar which focused on the following points:

  • Medium voltage cable market size in India and where they used
  • MV local Market Vs Export for cables
  • MV Cable standards National & International , Technological advancements that affecting MV design life
  • Role and importance of MV cables in India’s Infrastructure growth & importance of Quality
  • Complexity of MV cables Vs LV cable design
  • Difference between Type Test & Product Approval
  • Type Test - Sample test & Routine test
  • Value of Approved Product
  • MV cable special features to meet end user requirements


Webinar Video


Harold D'Souza

Director, BASEC India

Harold is a knowledge specialist in all aspects of the industry, from testing and quality control, to electrical cable design/engineering and commercial management.

Hi's career spans over 28 years. He has extensive knowledge in the construction, utilities, renewables: solar, nuclear wind energy, oil gas and petrochemical sectors. Harold has built his career from working for prestigious brands including Ducab originally BICC UK and Tele-Fonika in senior management positions.

Harold joined the BASEC team with a wealth of experience from the cable industry. Based in India, he is focused on supporting cable compliance by driving increased levels of standardisation.

Amol Kalsekar

Chief Manager, ICA India